Muriel Morley Decker


Muriel Morley Decker 97, of Stuart, Florida, passed away peacefully June 12, 2011. Born in Ballston Spa, April 12, 1914 she was the daughter of the late Postmaster Edward J. Morley and his wife Mable E. Bryan Morley. She was a graduate of the Ballston Spa High School class of 1932. Muriel lived in the village for over 63 years before moving to Florida.

Muriel was a registered nurse receiving her nursing degree from the Saratoga Hospital School of Nursing where she was a member of its last graduating class. She worked at the Saratoga Hospital for several years and also was the supervising nurse at the Roosevelt Baths and the Saratoga Raceway, retiring in 1978. She was a member of St Andrews Catholic Church in Stuart, Florida.

Muriel was predeceased by her husband Willard Decker. Survivors include her brother, Maurice “Chris” Morley and his wife Nancy of Ballston Spa and her nephew, Edward M. Morley and his wife Barbara and their two children, Christine A. Madsen and her husband Michael, and Edward John Morley all of Stuart, Florida, along with four other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 12:30pm Saturday, June 18 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 10-12 noon at the Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions may be made to St Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or St Andrews Church, 2100 SE Cove Road , Stuart, FL 34997.

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Amanda "Hoffman" Bryant

I just learned of this yesterday. My heart is so heavy to hear this news. Aunt Moo was one of the most important people in my life. I have never known a more kind-hearted or stronger person. Ed and family, I am so sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed by all of us up here in Kentucky.